Medina 144 Ski & Sun apartment
About the home
The Sierra Nevada Ski Season is open until 5th May, only 45 minutes via easy motorway access. Ski during the day - enjoy Granada at night, visit one of our great local bars or relax in the apartment! Visit the world famous Alhambra only 30 minutes drive. The famous Patio de los Leones has now been fully restored, see the magnificent lions back in their courtyard after a 10 year restoration programme.
Well equipped and comfortably furnished, the apartment is on the ground floor and has 2 bedrooms plus a comfortable double sofa bed in the lounge suitable for one additional person at an extra charge of £10. The apartment is an ideal base for exploring Granada and the surrounding area, or a relaxing summer holiday by the pool. The large outdoor pool is open during summer and in the sun all day. 3 Golf courses within half an hour's drive, watersports available on the coast, Skiing from November to April.
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This property is owned by Bill and Jan Hoggarth. Information folder, tourist guides and tourist information provided in the apartment.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Costa Tropical - Almuñécar, Sal, 82km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
The front door opens into a spacious hall which leads into all rooms.
To the right is the lounge/dining room with seating for 6, 32" widescreen TV with DVD/CD player, and access to the west facing terrace.
The kitchen is to the left and is fully equipped for 6, with full size fridge freezer, oven and hob, washing maching, dishwasher and microwave. Breakfast table with stools. Doors onto rear of terrace with views towards the Sierra Nevada, table and seating for 4.
The master bedroom has king size bed, large wardrobes and access to the terrace at the front. The en-suite has a full size bath with shower over, basin with good storage underneath, toilet and bidet.
The second bedroom has twin beds, a large wardrobe and window overlooking the front terrace.
There is a shower room off the hall with enclosed shower cubicle, basin and toilet.
Outside the large terrace wraps around the apartment from front to rear and has plenty of space for outdoor dining with a table and seating for 6. BBQ available.
Further details outdoors:
Large outdoor swimming pool open summer season. The pool is in a secure garden which is open in pool season. There is a small children's play area which is separate from the pool area , and is not close to the apartment.
Allocated parking in secure underground garage.
The apartment is on the ground floor, with level access to the swimming pool, gardens and pathway to the road via secure gate. From inside the apartment there is a step out onto the terrace, the property is suitable for someone with limited mobility but is not suitable for anyone who is wheelchair dependent.
The garage is accessed down two short flights of stairs where the parking bay is immediately next to the stairs.
Smoking is not allowed inside the property, smoking is allowed on the terrace only.
Rental rate includes:
Meet & Greet with English key holder
Cleaning and laundry on check out, mid stay clean and linen/towel change for stays of 2 weeks
Bed linen and towels (towels for use in the apartment only)
Gas & electricity (Reasonable use of central heating or air conditioning according to season)
25% deposit required to secure booking. Payment in full required for bookings made within 8 weeks of stay.
£50 refundable deposit payable with balance 8 weeks before the holiday start date.
The Andalucia / Granada Province region
There are 3 golf courses within an easy drive of Medina Elvira: Granada Golf Club at Las Gabias, Los Mariscos Golf Club near Motril, and Santa Clara Golf Club at Otura. Playing fees are very reasonable in this area.
In the historic city of Granada you can explore the Albaicín and Sacromonte, visit the Cathedral and Royal Chapel, and shop for souvenirs in the Alcaicería - a network of narrow lanes which was originally the Moorish silk market, next to the Plaza Bib-Rambla where you can enjoy a drink or a meal. The city is a beautiful showcase for the Moorish and Christian history of Spain.
Visit the Science Park for hands on activity or the Aquaola Water Park just outside the city (open Summer Season).
The Alhambra can be visited as part of a day in the city, or accessed directly, with parking by the entrance, only 30 minutes drive from the apartment. This famous monument, with architecture from across the centuries including the Moorish Alcazaba (castle) and the Nasrid Palaces, as well as the beautiful gardens and buildings of the Generalife, is best booked online in advance. A timed ticket is required for entry to the Nasrid Palaces. Further information can be provided when you book your stay.
Just north east of Medina Elvira is the pretty hill town of Moclín and nearby village of Olivares where you will find few tourists but thousands of olive trees and a few friendly bars/restaurants. The region offers many opportunities for walking both locally and further afield in the Alpujarras, or in the Sierra Nevada in summer.
A short distance south of Granada, just off the A44, is the road into the Alpujarras, where a visit to sleepy Lanjarón with its castle, and Órgiva with its lively thursday market, make a good day out. Venture further into the hills to the pretty hillside towns strung along the road including Pampaneira.
The coastal area of Costa Tropical is just a little further on and the approach to the coast takes in spectacular views of the motorway as it negotiates the hills on impressively engineered viaducts. The traditional coastal towns of Salobreña and Almuñécar offer a variety of beaches and good seafood.
Everywhere in the region you are likely to be given a tapa when you order a drink, in bars and restaurants. The tapa is said to have originated in the Granada region, on the Costa Tropical, and is still served free of charge. A good way of trying out regional food.
Granada also offers skiing from November through to April or early May, with the Sierra Nevada ski slopes approximately 45 minutes drive from the apartment. Said to offer the best spring snow in Europe, there is a British ski centre in the resort. In Granada they say that in spring you can ski in the morning, and spend the afternoon on the beach. Ski & Golf equipment storage available on request.
Climate: The climate in Granada can differ greatly from that on the coast, it is an inland climate and although the area where the apartments are situated is largely flat the climate is influenced by the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains, where Mulhacén is the hightest peak in Spain. In Summer it is very hot both day and night, whereas in Spring or Autumn hot daytime temperatures may be balanced by cooler evenings. In Winter it is still possible to experience warm days but there is more rain, and the temperatures can be well below freezing at night. The apartments all offer central heating or electric heating, and some have air conditioning. Reasonable use is included in the rental rate.
The Granada / Medina Elvira area
Atarfe and Albolote nearby offer a good variety of shopping, bars and restaurants, with quiet squares and small pleasant parks. They are not tourist towns but have a full range of shops for all your needs. There are also larger commercial parks with hypermarkets such as Carrefour, just off the A44 near Granada.
Near to Medina Elvira you will find the tower of Albolote, an ancient tower from which the Moors watched over the approaches to Granada from the north. The tower is visible from the rear of the development: it is now a ruin, but is worth a visit for the views towards Medina Elvira and Cubillas Lake, and driving up through the woods there is a public picnic and barbecue area. A little further away, just outside Atarfe, is the Ermita de los Tres Juanes, from which there are fabulous views towards Granada, and where you will find a Michelin Guide restaurant with a lovely terrace. The towns of Santa Fé and Fuente Vaqueros are also nearby.
How to get there
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Medina Elvira is conveniently situated close to the intersection of the A92 and A44 motorways north west of Granada, just a few minutes drive from Junction 116 of the A44. The nearest airport is Granada, 15 minutes drive away on the A92, Malaga Airport is approximately 1.5 hrs by car, all motorway until the last 3 miles.
Direct Flights London/Granada start December 2012 with Hispania Airways - twice weekly Mondays and Fridays. Flights to Malaga Airport from most UK airports, many carriers including budget airlines. Flights to Granada from London Heathrow via Madrid with British Airways/Iberia. Car Hire available at Malaga and Granada airports.
Full directions provided with booking confirmation.
Activities near Granada
Ski resort location
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
15 Aug 2011
The apartment is exceedingly well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It is situated in a very new complex which has yet to mature. All the information that was available had been well thought out so that we knew where to find all local amenities (including a walk in medical clinic). The 'meet and greet' was really helpful, to be shown where everything was in the apartment and how it all worked was a very nice welcome.
Thank you for your very positive comments, we are pleased that the information and service provided was helpful to you. We continue to work with the management company to ensure that the complex provides a great place for a holiday.
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|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2012 - 2013||16 Aug 12||15 Sep 13||£ 300||£ 58||£ 70||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The rates given are for 4 people. Comfortable sofa bed available suitable for young child/teenager at £10 extra per person per booking.
Rates available in euros on request. This property can be combined with any other apartment for larger parties - 5% discount.
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